Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), could face a possible ethics probe in the House of Representatives after an independent ethics watchdog asked Congress’s independent ethics office to start one. A nonprofit ethics watchdog, Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, had written a letter Tuesday to ask Congress to use their independent ethics office to launch an ethics probe into Maloney’s filings. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust Executive Director, Kendra Arnold, wrote a letter to the House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics on Tuesday, citing Business Insider as their evidence. In the letter , Arnold requested the Office of Congressional Ethics immediately look into the Congressman for violating House ethics rules. Arnold laid out the Federal Law and House Ethics rules in which she stated that Members are required to disclose financial information to the public, which … [Read more...] about DCCC Chair Could Face Congressional Ethics Probe Over Failing to Disclose Stock Sales
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MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has urged Congress, especially the Senate, to fast-track three bills which will further open up the economy to more foreign investors and, according to his economic managers, help the economy recover from pandemic-induced recession. In an April 12 letter to Senate President Vicente Sotto III, the President said he certified the immediate passage of amendments to the Public Service Act, the Foreign Investments Act, as well as the Retail Trade Liberalization Act. Amendments to the antiquated public service and foreign investment laws would allow greater foreign participation in sectors that had been restricted only to Filipino investors. The proposed amendment to the Retail Trade law seeks to bring down the ceiling for capital required of foreign-led retailers for setting up shop in the Philippines. Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco was also furnished the letter, a printed copy of which was sent by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez to … [Read more...] about Duterte asks Congress to give priority to new laws removing barriers to foreign investments
Photo: Susan Walsh/AP/Shutterstock Conservatives are enraged over “ woke corporations ” that have publicly denounced the Republican Party’s program of voting restrictions. They are not indignant enough to, say, raise corporate taxes. (Indeed, they are currently fighting against any increase at all in the corporate rate.) But they are shaking their fists angrily in the direction of “woke” corporate America. Yesterday, Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Josh Hawley proposed to end Major League Baseball’s 99-year-old antitrust exemption. Cruz described their measure as merely one blow against a larger threat Cruz called “the Woke Corporation.” It’s easy to understand why Republicans feel betrayed and disrespected by the spectacle of large corporations opposing what is, at the moment, their party’s central objective. What’s difficult to understand is the philosophical basis for their position. Corporations are speaking out against voting restrictions for a combination of ethical … [Read more...] about Republican Senators Make Goonish Threat Against Major League Baseball
A lobbying row has engulfed ex-prime minister David Cameron and also dragged in former and current government ministers and officials. So how did it all begin? February 2010 Then opposition leader David Cameron uses a speech to forecast how political lobbying is "the next big scandal waiting to happen" and says the Conservatives "must be the party that sorts all this out". The then Tory leader was speaking in the wake of the MPs' election scandal. 2011 Former investment banker Lex Greensill, the founder of finance firm Greensill Capital, is brought in as a government adviser by Number 10's top civil servant Jeremy Heywood. The pair were former colleagues at US bank Morgan Stanley. Advertisement January 2012 Newly-knighted Sir Jeremy Heywood is made cabinet secretary, the most senior civil service adviser to the prime minister and the cabinet. More from David Cameron David Cameron lobbying row: MPs to launch inquiry into lessons … [Read more...] about Greensill: How did the David Cameron lobbying scandal unfold?